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NCPTT helps preservationists find better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections.
Find out how NCPTT can help you preserved cultural resources.
Learn about a new research project looking mitigating the effects of fire suppressants on cultural resources.
Ready for a disaster? Learn how to protect your historic home.
Check out this practical guide for conserving textiles after a flood.
Learn recommendations for cleaning marble headstones in our National cemeteries.
Check out NCPTT's collection of instructional videos on topics ranging from cleaning stone grave markers to replanting trees in historic landscapes.
Check out our collection of over 200 video presentations included at symposia since 2009. Topics include NPS design, digital documentation, mid-century materials, US military history, roadside architecture, and more.
Check out these graphic stories that address conservation issues in a novel way.
Check out this list of best practice steps to preserve grave markers in historic cemeteries.
The graphic story explains why modern mortar should not be applied to historic brick walls.
The graphic story explains how rust can be converted into a stable surface that can then be painted.
The graphic story depicts the effects of ground water irrigation on gravestones in western U.S. cemeteries.
This graphic story explains why original wood windows can outlast modern windows.
Learn how COVID-19 persists on surfaces and how you can effectively deactivate the virus while preserving valuable cultural resources.
Watch Jason Church discuss a traditional Louisiana construction method called Bousillage, a Louisiana French term for walls made of mud. Watch the Video To learn more, visit Bousillage.
Watch the Video To learn more, visit Application and Preparation of Limewash.
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Resetting a Stone Grave Marker To learn more, visit Resetting a Stone Grave Marker. Lifting and Hoisting Stone Grave Markers To learn more, visit Lifting and Hoisting Stone Grave Markers. Resetting Ground-Supported Headstones To learn more, visit Resetting Ground Supported Headstones. Cleaning a Stone Grave Marker To learn more, visit Cleaning a Stone Grave Marker.